Dietmar Stefitz is a Partner of Inverdom CB and Editor of Blogdominios.com. For the last 5 years he has organized the yearly Domaining conference in Valencia. In 2008 he sold his previous Internet company BemarNet Management, whose Domain bemarnet.es he registered in 1995. Dietmar is an Austrian citizen who has lived for over 25 years in Spain, and has always been very active in the Internet Industry serving as president of ANPROTEL which was integrated in EUROISPA in the late 1990's and was in the constituency act of ICANN at that time.
Richard is currently CEO of TJ&Pals, an edutainment company that provides gaming and content solutions for media companies focused on the youth market. Richard also is the founder and Chairman of Qoof Ltd, The Video commerce company. Qoof is a Red Herring Global 100 winner with clients such as Best Buy, Mariott, Offerpal & Intuit. Richard also is an avid .tv domain investor with gems such as Coffee.tv, Laptops.tv & Paradise.tv amongst many others.
Daniel Dryzek is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of ddfund.eu - a domain development fund. Daniel has worked in the domain industry for 10 years. His plan is to build a multi-service ccTLD conglomerate in Europe to include a domain fund, auctions, brokerage, appraisals, domain marketplace and registrar. Daniel is also co-organizer of MeetDomainers - a successful event for domain investors and Internet entrepreneurs organized in Poland. Prior to ddfund.eu, Daniel owned a domain registrar and hosting company (sold in 2005 to Active 24 group).
Michael Marcovici’s expertise in online business stretches back to 1991 when the Internet worked without WWW and domains. He is also the founder of the Austria Boersenbrief, a financial expert’s magazine, and was a private equity fund manager for five years. Michael became involved with domains in 2002 when he started to register, buy and sell valuable domains. In 2005, he intensified his involvement by buying more domains, especially in ccTLD´s such as Austria and Germany. After 2006, Michael became increasingly involved in online businesses, especially domaining, and increased the value of his portfolio. Michael is the director of the Domain Developers Fund.
Andy has been a full time domainer since 2001 and a full time domain broker since December 2009. Andy graduated with a Master with honours in Finance and Economics from the University of Manchester. Prior to setting up UpmarketDNs.com Andy was variously employed as an independent management consultant in Business sectors varying from the Construction Industry to Banking to IT. Since 2009 UpMarketDNs has brokered many five figure domains sales and a number of six figure sales. UpMarketDNs operates mainly in the .com, .net and .org field.
With over 3500 great domains Alexander Ernst is one of Austria´s most renowned domain owners, with some of the best .at domains as part of his portfolio. He has been a domainer for almost 15 years and is the owner of Domainquadrat, an Austria based domain registrar, parking provider and drop-catch service for .at domains. He is the expert when it comes to any technical or commercial question related to .at domain names.
Paul Porzky is COO of KeywordDomains.com GmbH and CTO of DomainInvest.lu (DI S.A.). He studied business administration in the Netherlands, but also has a strong technical background and years of experience with domains, online marketing, web technologies & making sense of big volumes of data. At 17 he started his first webdesign company and worked as a consultant to help businesses with their online marketing efforts. Since he joined Markus Schnermann in 2006 as the first employee of KeywordDomains.com, he successfully helped to grow the company and its portfolio. Paul developed many of the tools, technology and infrastructure needed to build and run a profitable domain portfolio. He is an expert when it comes to international portfolios and - as a German citizen - especially .de names and german CNO's.
Marcus Hofer is CEO of Name Works GmbH in Austria, which operates under the brand name internetdomains.at. He is a specialist in direct sales and counts remarkable sales in the german speaking countries on his record. After breaking from law university he changed to the financial industry as an area manager. With that success in the bag he co-founded a private jet company and brought the company to a fleet of three business jets and even one commuter airliner. During that time he made contact with the domain industry. So he sold his aviation company shares and soon co-founded Domain Invest Salzburg, which he left after building up, to found his 100% own business: Name Works. He now offers his services, as a direct sales agent, to other domainers with domains in their portfolios of which he believes have very high sales potential. His company - Name Works GmbH - became official sales partner of the new .WIEN TLD and offers appraisal reports and expert opinions.
Graduating from Ecole Centrale de Lyon Engineer School and from ESSEC Management School (MBA), Philippe Franck has been working for 20 years in industrial and commercial companies, including 10 years as CEO in the Automotive Industry. In 1999 he created the Delta Phi company, which its activity today is focused on SEO and on the Domain Industry through its brand DOMAINIUM. Acting since more than 10 years as a domain investor in French language domains, mostly dot com and dot fr, Philippe has developed a good practice of buying and selling domains and a very specialized professional network. As a domain broker, he uses his skills and network to help his customers in buying and selling transactions.
Carolin Silbernagl is Co-Founder and Chairwoman of dotHIV (.hiv), which she and her team launched in 2010. Before that, she worked as a Project Manager at sdw (Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft), where she directed the start up qualification programm "Herausforderung Unternehmertum". She began the .hiv initiative in order to extend HIV/AIDS awareness into a consistent Internet namespace, and it is her goal that .hiv domains will become the red ribbon of the digital age. dotHIV will operate as a non profit organisation and is incorporated as a charitable association under German law. Domain sales are exclusively aimed at generating funds for HIV projects around the world and reducing the stigma of the infection. It is the first proposed TLD aimed at creating and fostering charitable opportunities.
Andrew is CEO of MediaOptions, an industry leading domain brokerage firm, as well as an active domain investor. He has been buying domain names himself since 1998, but in the last 5 years Andrew has leveraged his domain investment knowledge and sales expertise to grow MediaOptions into one of the top domain brokers for premium generic domain names. A serial entrepreneur, Andrew also helped MediaOptions to develop some of their premium properties into stand alone businesses which were later sold, such as DX.com. He has lead MediaOptions to build an enviable portfolio of premium domain names at a time when most believed it was too late; names such as White.com, Blood.com, PX.com, DAM.com, BikeRentals.com, Plume.com, Excitement.com, TheNet.com, Spearfishing.com, Scanner.com, DisabilityInsurance.org & thousands more like them.
Fabiano Rodrigues currently works and studies at the same time. He is almost finished with his degree on Information Systems and Technology. He started work in the domain industry when he was 17 and since then he has been providing technical support to several companies in Portugal, Spain, Angola and Mozambique. He has worked in the GPS tracking business, automation of management systems and several projects related to web development. Now he works as programmer, web consultant, and as a domainer along with providing technical support for SEO. At this moment he is focused on the Portuguese market, registering and developing domains in the Portuguese language, mainly .com and .pt.
Valentino has been trading domain names since early 1998. In year 2000 he co-funded Nexta.com one of Italy's top entertainment networks, using premium .it domain names such as Film.it, Arte.it, Televisione.it, Moda.it, Sport.it and Giochi.it which today still holds the top position of most valuable cc Tld .it domain name ever sold at 300.000 Euro. In 2010 he then launched DomainDirect.it Italy's leading trading platform for premium .it domain names. Please refer to Valentino for any technical or commercial issue concerning italian domain names.
Joost joined LuxCloud as Head of Product Development on November, 2011.He brings 11 years of invaluable experience. In his previous role as Portfolio Manager of Hosted Applications with KPN Wholesale, based in the Netherlands, he was responsible for creating a new department/portfolio for selling white label SaaS Services. He also owned his own e-business company, Mijnbedrijf in the Netherlands, which specializes in domain name registration and webhosting.